The Crisis of Islamic Masculinities

The Crisis of Islamic Masculinities
A Book

by Amanullah De Sondy

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2013-11-07
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1780936931
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Rigid notions of masculinity are causing crisis in the global Islamic community. These are articulated from the Qur'an, its commentary, historical precedents and societal, religious and familial obligations. Some Muslims who don't agree with narrow constructs of manliness feel forced to consider themselves secular and therefore outside the religious community. In order to evaluate whether there really is only one valid, ideal Islamic masculinity, The Crisis of Islamic Masculinities explores key figures of the Qur'an and Indian-Pakistani Islamic history, and exposes the precariousness of tight constraints on Islamic manhood. By examining Qur'anic arguments and the strict social responsibilities advocated along with narrow Islamic masculinities, Amanullah De Sondy shows that God and women (to whom Muslim men relate but are different from) often act as foils for the construction of masculinity. He argues the constrainers of masculinity have used God and women to think with and to dominate through and that rigid gender roles are the product of a misguided enterprise: the highly personal relationship between humans and God does not lend itself to the organization of society, because that relationship cannot be typified and replicated. Discussions and debates surrounding Islamic masculinities are quickly finding their place in the study of Islam and Muslims, and The Crisis of Islamic Masculinities makes a vital contribution to this emerging field.

Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
An Introduction to Monotheism

by Amanullah De Sondy,Michelle A. Gonzalez,William S. Green

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2020-10-15
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1474257267
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Judaism, Christianity and Islam: An Introduction to Monotheism shows how a shared monotheistic legacy frames and helps explain the commonalities and disagreements among Judaism, Christianity and Islam and their significant denominations in the world today. Taking a thematic approach and covering both historical and contemporary dimensions, the authors discuss how contemporary geographic and cultural contexts shape the expression of monotheism in the three religions. It covers differences between religious expressions in Israeli Judaism, Latin American Christianity and British Islam. Topics discussed include scripture, creation, covenant and identity, ritual, ethics, peoplehood and community, redemption, salvation, life after death, gender, sexuality and marriage. This introductory text, which contains 30 images, a map, a timeline, chapter afterthoughts and critical questions, is written by three authors with extensive teaching experience, each a specialist in one of the three monotheistic traditions.

God's Own Gender?

God's Own Gender?
Masculinities in World Religions

by Daniel Gerster,Michael Krüggeler

  • Publisher : Ergon Verlag
  • Release : 2018-10-11
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 3956504542
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Throughout the history of religions, their holy texts and norms have been sources of images of men in societies around the world and have presented forms of masculinity that have found expression in religious acts and rituals. This volume examines how this reciprocal influence has shifted over time by bringing together research on different religious traditions from noted experts in the field, such as Björn Krondorfer, Yvonne Maria Werner and John Powers. It analyses similarities and differences in the interwoven relationships between specific religions and between concepts and practices of masculinity in different societies and cultures, such as Western forms of Christianity during the 19th and 20th centuries, European Judaism and Arabic Islam during the Middle Ages, and South Asian Buddhism and Hinduism. This book is the first to compare research on a variety of religions and forms of masculinity, and thereby contributes to the steadily growing field of interdisciplinary research on (critical) men's studies in religion.

The New Arab Man

The New Arab Man
Emergent Masculinities, Technologies, and Islam in the Middle East

by Marcia C. Inhorn

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2012-03-25
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 140084262X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Middle Eastern Muslim men have been widely vilified as terrorists, religious zealots, and brutal oppressors of women. The New Arab Man challenges these stereotypes with the stories of ordinary Middle Eastern men as they struggle to overcome infertility and childlessness through assisted reproduction. Drawing on two decades of ethnographic research across the Middle East with hundreds of men from a variety of social and religious backgrounds, Marcia Inhorn shows how the new Arab man is self-consciously rethinking the patriarchal masculinity of his forefathers and unseating received wisdoms. This is especially true in childless Middle Eastern marriages where, contrary to popular belief, infertility is more common among men than women. Inhorn captures the marital, moral, and material commitments of couples undergoing assisted reproduction, revealing how new technologies are transforming their lives and religious sensibilities. And she looks at the changing manhood of husbands who undertake transnational "egg quests"--set against the backdrop of war and economic uncertainty--out of devotion to the infertile wives they love. Trenchant and emotionally gripping, The New Arab Man traces the emergence of new masculinities in the Middle East in the era of biotechnology.

Jesus and Other Men

Jesus and Other Men
Ideal Masculinities in the Synoptic Gospels

by Susanna Asikainen

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2018-02-05
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 900436109X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Jesus and Other Men, Susanna Asikainen explores the masculinities of Jesus and other male characters and the ideal femininities in the Synoptic Gospels.

The Art of the Gut

The Art of the Gut
Manhood, Power, and Ethics in Japanese Politics

by Robin M. LeBlanc

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 229
  • ISBN : 0520259173
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"A beautifully written book, The Art of the Gut reads as easily as a fast-paced novel. Searching beyond the formal structures, regulations, and demographic counts associated with elections to consider the potential for one man to make a difference takes LeBlanc into an investigation of codes of masculinity in contemporary Japan as she studies how these men both employ and defy these codes in their political lives."—Jan Bardsley, Associate Professor, Japanese Humanities, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

One Foot in Heaven

One Foot in Heaven
Narratives on Gender and Islam in Darfur, West-Sudan

by Karin Willemse

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2007-11-27
  • Pages : 584
  • ISBN : 9047422988
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This innovative anthropological study, based on biographic narratives recorded during extensive field-research in Darfur, Sudan (1990-95) provides a unique understanding of how, in daily life, working women of different classes negotiate their identities in the context of an Islamist regime.

Configuring Masculinity in Theory and Literary Practice

Configuring Masculinity in Theory and Literary Practice
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2015-05-27
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN : 9004299009
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Configuring Masculinity in Theory and Literary Practice combines a critical survey of the most important concepts in Masculinity Studies with a historical overview of how masculinity has been constructed within British Literature and a special focus on developments in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Cultures of Masculinity

Cultures of Masculinity
A Book

by Tim Edwards

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2004-08-02
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1134452446
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presenting a survey of the social, cultural and theoretical issues which surround and inform our understanding of masculinity, this book explores the interface between traditional sociological approaches and the work covered by more post-structural, media-driven or cultural perspectives. Edwards well known for his work on representations of masculinities, uses grounded examples of the job market and domestic violence to set his theoretical discussion. He argues that there is a need for more dialogue on men and masculinities between disciplines, and considers the validity of the concerns and anxieties which surround masculinity in the contemporary world through a range of key topics, including: the new man, the new lad and ‘men’s movements’ men, masculinity and violence marginalized masculinities: black masculinity and gay male sexuality queer theory, performativity and fashion cinema, representation and the body. One of the most comprehensive and progressive studies of modern masculinity available, this book will be essential reading for students of gender, culture and sociology.

Gender under Construction

Gender under Construction
Femininities and Masculinities in Context

by Ewa Glapka,Barbara Braid

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2018-03-29
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN : 9004365052
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Taking a non-essentialist approach, this book provides a number of compelling and fascinating accounts of how gender intersects with nationality, ethnicity, economy, age, sexuality and class. The identity processes discussed richly illustrate the complexity, constructedness and contestability of gender.

Muslim Students, Education and Neoliberalism

Muslim Students, Education and Neoliberalism
Schooling a 'Suspect Community'

by Máirtín Mac an Ghaill,Chris Haywood

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2017-03-08
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN : 1137569212
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This edited collection brings together international leading scholars to explore why the education of Muslim students is globally associated with radicalisation, extremism and securitisation. The chapters address a wide range of topics, including neoliberal education policy and globalization; faith-based communities and Islamophobia; social mobility and inequality; securitisation and counter terrorism; and shifting youth representations. Educational sectors from a wide range of national settings are discussed, including the US, China, Turkey, Canada, Germany and the UK; this international focus enables comparative insights into emerging identities and subjectivities among young Muslim men and women across different educational institutions, and introduces the reader to the global diversity of a new generation of Muslim students who are creatively engaging with a rapidly changing twenty-first century education system. The book will appeal to those with an interest in race/ethnicity, Islamophobia, faith and multiculturalism, identity, and broader questions of education and social and global change.

Masculinity in Crisis

Masculinity in Crisis
Myths, Fantasies And Realities

by R. Horrocks

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 1994-08-30
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN : 0230372805
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book argues that masculine identity is in deep crisis in Western culture - the old forms are disintegrating, while men struggle to establish new relations with women and with each other. This book offers a fresh look at gender, particularly masculinity, by using material from the author's work as a psychotherapist. The book also considers the contrubtions made by feminism, sociology and anthropology to the study of gender, and suggests that it must be studied from an interdisciplinary standpoint. Masculity is seen to have economic, political and psychological roots, but the concrete development of gender must be traced in the relations of the male infant with his parents. Here the young boy has to separate from his mother, and his own proto-feminine identity, and identify with his father - but in Western culture fathering is often deficient. Male identity is shown to be fractured, fragile and truncated. Men are trained to be rational and violent, and to shut out whole areas of existence and feeling. Many stereotypes imprison men - particularly machismo, which is shown to be deeply masochistic and self-destructive.

Muslim Cool

Muslim Cool
Race, Religion, and Hip Hop in the United States

by Su'ad Abdul Khabeer

  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 2016-12-06
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1479894508
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This groundbreaking study of race, religion and popular culture in the 21st century United States focuses on a new concept, “Muslim Cool.” Muslim Cool is a way of being an American Muslim—displayed in ideas, dress, social activism in the ’hood, and in complex relationships to state power. Constructed through hip hop and the performance of Blackness, Muslim Cool is a way of engaging with the Black American experience by both Black and non-Black young Muslims that challenges racist norms in the U.S. as well as dominant ethnic and religious structures within American Muslim communities. Drawing on over two years of ethnographic research, Su'ad Abdul Khabeer illuminates the ways in which young and multiethnic U.S. Muslims draw on Blackness to construct their identities as Muslims. This is a form of critical Muslim self-making that builds on interconnections and intersections, rather than divisions between “Black” and “Muslim.” Thus, by countering the notion that Blackness and the Muslim experience are fundamentally different, Muslim Cool poses a critical challenge to dominant ideas that Muslims are “foreign” to the United States and puts Blackness at the center of the study of American Islam. Yet Muslim Cool also demonstrates that connections to Blackness made through hip hop are critical and contested—critical because they push back against the pervasive phenomenon of anti-Blackness and contested because questions of race, class, gender, and nationality continue to complicate self-making in the United States.

Haredi Masculinities between the Yeshiva, the Army, Work and Politics

Haredi Masculinities between the Yeshiva, the Army, Work and Politics
The Sage, the Warrior and the Entrepreneur

by Yohai Hakak

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2016-06-06
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 9004319344
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Haredi Masculinities between the Yeshiva, the Army, Work and Politics sheds a unique light on the dramatic changes Israeli Haredi masculinities have faced in the last decade as well as the wider impact these changes have on the Haredi minority and Israeli society.

Masculinity Studies and Feminist Theory

Masculinity Studies and Feminist Theory
A Book

by Judith Kegan Gardiner

  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2002-01-09
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780231504911
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Why is there so much talk of a "crisis" of masculinity? How have ideas of manhood been transformed by feminism? Does feminism hold the key to the development of more egalitarian forms of masculinity? Masculinity Studies and Feminist Theory addresses central questions about the analysis and construction of masculinity in contemporary society. The volume examines the ways male privilege and power are constituted and represented and explores the effect of such constructions on both men and women. With subjects ranging from Robert Bly ́s Iron John to Tom Hank ́s "niceness," this collection overturns old paradigms about identity, victimization, and dominant and alternative forms of masculinity to advance new dialogues between masculinity studies and feminist theory. Looking particularly at literature, film, and classroom practices, Masculinity Studies and Feminist Theory links the analysis of masculinities with feminism ́s ethical and political agenda for the future. Its authors share a conviction that such a link not only reveals the persistence, now more subtle and varied, of male entitlement but also promises to create an enriched and reinvigorated feminism for a new century. Why is there so much talk of a "crisis" of masculinity? How have ideas of manhood been transformed by feminism? Does feminism hold the key to the development of more egalitarian forms of masculinity? Masculinity Studies and Feminist Theory addresses central questions about the analysis and construction of masculinity in contemporary society. The volume examines the ways male privilege and power are constituted and represented and explores the effect of such constructions on both men and women. With subjects ranging from Robert Bly's Iron John to Tom Hank's "niceness," this collection overturns old paradigms about identity, victimization, and dominant and alternative forms of masculinity to advance new dialogues between masculinity studies and feminist theory. Looking particularly at literature, film, and classroom practices, Masculinity Studies and Feminist Theory links the analysis of masculinities with feminism's ethical and political agenda for the future. Its authors share a conviction that such a link not only reveals the persistence, now more subtle and varied, of male entitlement but also promises to create an enriched and reinvigorated feminism for a new century.

Postsecular Feminisms

Postsecular Feminisms
Religion and Gender in Transnational Context

by Nandini Deo

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2018-07-26
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1350038075
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Postsecular Feminisms explores the contested relationship between feminism and secularism through a series of case studies, featuring perspectives from the global North and South. It offers insights beyond those of the Abrahamic traditions, and includes multiple examples from South Asia. By decentering the European experience, Postsecular Feminisms shows how secularism and feminism have been constituted in North America, South Asia, and Anglophone West Africa. The book asks: can postsecular feminism offer a way to think about religion and gender so as to support women in all the variety of their lived experiences? The contributors show that postsecular feminism is a variety of feminism that is not necessarily either secularist or anti-secular. Rather it is feminism informed by a history of secularist bias within liberal feminism. Postsecular Feminisms explores both the potentials and pitfalls of postsecular feminisms, with some authors arguing that a contextually grounded praxis is possible, while others make a strong case against postsecular feminism as theory and practice.

Masculinities in Theory

Masculinities in Theory
An Introduction

by Todd W. Reeser

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2011-09-15
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 1444358537
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Masculinities in Theory is a clear, concise, and comprehensive introduction to the field of masculinity studies from a humanities perspective. Serves as a much-needed introduction to the field for students and scholars of cultural studies, literature, art, film, communication, history, and gender studies Includes discussions of gay/queer, feminist, and gender studies in relation to masculinity Covers the key theoretical approaches to the study of masculinity, and introduces new models Explores the question ?What is masculinity and how does it work?? Looks at language, discourse, signification, power, cross-dressing, female, queer and transsexual masculinity, race and masculinity, nation and masculinity, interracial masculinities, and masculinities in history

Javanmardi

Javanmardi
The Ethics and Practice of Persianate Perfection

by Lloyd Ridgeon

  • Publisher : Gingko Library
  • Release : 2018-11-15
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN : 1909942316
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Javanmardi is one of those Persian terms that is frequently mentions in discussions of Persian identity, and yet its precise meaning is difficult to comprehend. A number of equivalents have been offered, including chivalry and manliness, and while these terms are not incorrect, javanmardi transcends them. The concept encompasses character traits of generosity, selflessness, hospitality, bravery, courage, honesty, truthfulness and justice--and yet there are occasions when the exact opposite of these is required for one to be a javanmard. At times it would seem that being a javanmard is about knowing and doing the right thing, although this definition, too, falls short of the term's full meaning. The present collection is the product of a three-year project financed by the British Institute of Persian Studies on the theme of "Javanmardi in the Persianate world." The articles in this volume represent the sheer range, influence, and importance that the concept has had in creating and contributing to Persianate identities over the past one hundred and fifty years. The contributions are intentionally broad in scope. Rather than focus, for example, on medieval Sufi manifestations of javanmardi, both medieval and modern studies were encouraged, as were literary, artistic, archaeological, and sociological studies among others. The opening essays examine the concept’s origin in medieval history and legends throughout a geographical background that spans from modern Iran to Turkey, Armenia, and Bosnia, among both Muslim and Christian communities. Subsequent articles explore modern implications of javanmardi within such contexts as sportsmanship, political heroism, gender fluidity, cinematic representations, and the advent of digitalization.

Masculinity and New War

Masculinity and New War
The gendered dynamics of contemporary armed conflict

by David Duriesmith

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-11-03
  • Pages : 138
  • ISBN : 1317201515
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book advances the claims of feminist international relations scholars that the social construction of masculinities is key to resolving the scourges of militarism, sexual violence and international insecurity. More than two decades of feminist research has charted the dynamic relationship between warfare and masculinity, but there has yet to be a detailed account of the role of masculinity in structuring the range of volatile civil conflicts which emerged in the Global South after the end of the Cold War. By bridging feminist scholarship on international relations with the scholarship of masculinities, Duriesmith advances both bodies of scholarship through detailed case study analysis. By challenging the concept of ‘new war’, he suggests that a new model for understanding the gendered dynamics of civil conflict is needed, and proposes that the power dynamics between groups of men based on age difference, ethnicity, location and class form an important and often overlooked causal component to these civil conflicts. Exploring the role of masculinities through two case studies, the civil war in Sierra Leone (1991–2002) and the Second Sudanese Civil War (1983–2005), this book will be of great interest to postgraduate students, practitioners and academics working in the fields of gender and security studies.

Violent Belongings

Violent Belongings
Partition, Gender, and National Culture in Postcolonial India

by Kavita Daiya

  • Publisher : Temple University Press
  • Release : 2011-02-04
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN : 159213744X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Violent Belongings examines transnational South Asian culture from 1947 onwards in order to offer a new, historical account of how gender and ethnicity came to determine who belonged, and how, in the postcolonial Indian nation.